EXTRINSIC REINFORCER

is the binary opposite to an intrinsic reinforcer. An extrinsic reinforcer is directly related to the reward which stems from it. For example, in studies conducted by Skinner, a food pellet would be the extrinsic reinforcer for a lever press.

EXTRINSIC REINFORCER: "An extrinsic reinforcer is directly related to the reward which stems from it, they are one of the driving forces behind group participation."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "EXTRINSIC REINFORCER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/extrinsic-reinforcer/ (accessed October 22, 2017).
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